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Correctional Services Week May 5th-11th

This week we are taking some time to recognize our members who provide Correctional Services in Nova Scotia. Correctional Services include services provided by Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, youth workers, social workers, case-management and program staff, and support staff in adult and youth correctional facilities. For the most part, our members spend a great deal […]

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A Much Deserved Thank-you to Educational Assistants, Teaching Assistants and Aide-enseignant(e)s (Teacher Aids)

Educational Assistants, Teaching Assistants and Aide-enseignant(e)s (Teacher Aids) have a tremendous impact on student education and the classroom environment. They are assigned to students who have been identified as having exceptional educational, behavioural, and/or physical challenges. They assist classroom teachers by ensuring the educational and personal needs of these students are met in accordance with […]

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Update on Bill 148 (Public Services Sustainability Act) Constitutional Challenge

Good morning, Back in 2015, the McNeil Liberal government passed the Public Services Sustainability Act (Bill 148). This legislation unfairly imposed a non-negotiated wage settlement onto all public sector workers and unilaterally removed longstanding articles from collective agreements (specifically, the Long Service Award). Back in August 2015, the NSGEU, through its legal counsel, served Notice […]

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, take a pause to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. December 6, 2018, marks 29 years since the 1989 murder of 14 women at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. As we remember the 13 engineering students and one worker who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal […]

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You’re Invited: Discussion on National Pharmacare

What: Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare Community Dialogue, Presented by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute When: Wednesday, November 7th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Bluenose Ballroom, Delta Halifax Hotel by Marriott (downtown) – Attached to Scotia Square parkade Canada’s unions are proud that we’ve won health insurance coverage for many of our […]

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Get Involved in the Fall 2018 Agency, Boards and Commissions Campaign

The Provincial Government has kicked off its’ Fall 2018 recruitment campaign for the province’s Agencies, Boards and Commissions. The NSGEU is encouraging it’s members to get involved and take a look the more than 150 opportunities to volunteer on an Agency, Board or Commission.  There are opportunities ranging from colleges and boards of self-regulated health […]

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